Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Vendée
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.85 - Manufacture of prepared meals and dishes

2,150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
11 January 2018
Foreseen end date
1 January 2023


The agribusiness company Sodebo has launched an operation in the region Hauts-de-France (North of France) to recruit maintenance technicians and line drivers who would like to settle in its production sites located in the south of Nantes, in the department of Vendée  (West of France). Sodebo, one of the leaders in the fresh catering and snacking market, employs 2,150 people in France and plans to recruit several hundred people per year in the coming years. According to the regional newspaper Le Courrier Picard, Sodebo expects to double its workforce in the next five years, which means that it will recruit, on average, about 430 employees per year. 

The company is looking for qualified staff that it is difficult to find in the area of Nantes, which is close to full employment, as the unemployment reached 7.2% in the department of Vendée in the second quarter of 2017 (– 0.7 point of percentage on one year). 


  • 12 March 2021: Le Journal des entreprises ()
  • 11 January 2018: La Voix du Nord
  • 21 January 2018: Le Courrier Picard


Eurofound (2018), Sodebo, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 93062, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93062.